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Gaia GPS - Topo Maps, Trails, and Tracker for Hiking, Biking, Camping, and Hunting Offline

$19.99 4+ iphone & ipad In-app purchase
Overall Satisfaction click me 91
This is absolutely without question the best gps app out there.
This is the best navigation app i have used so far.
Rivals arcmap for gps tracking.
It's really a labor of love for the developers.
Ability to select the best resolution for your needs.
Gaia is the best iOS app I've tried for backcountry travel.
Fun & Engaging click me 100
Awesome offline maps.
Usefulness click me 87
and is equally useful for hiking or foreign travel.
Especially useful on iPad with its larger screen.
My most indispensable app.
Everything you might need in GPS app.
Perfect does everything I was hoping for and more.
Essential Tool for Hiking and Offroad.
Ease of Use click me 91
So easy to learn and use.
Still lots more to learn.
Planning ahead with book guides make Pre routing easy and accurate.
close enough for easy and accurate navigation.
Updates & Support click me 100
their support team is quick to respond and very helpful.
Another unique thing worth noting--the developers actually respond to feedback /questions.
I loved the old version.
Successfully Installed Version 6.
Fantastic Customer Service.
Battery click me 100
burn precious iPhone battery carelessly.
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Featured in Apple's "Your Verse" stories
"Best Smartphone App 2014"
Trailrunner -
"Gaia GPS can get you where you want to go, no matter where you are."
FOXNews, TappedIn -
►► About Gaia (guy-yuh)
Plan trips and explore the wild with Gaia GPS, on your phone, tablet, and computer.
Since 2009, we've been constantly updating Gaia GPS to help people explore remote places, and stay safer in the woods. Top adventure guides recommend Gaia GPS for exploration all over the world.
Today, eight people contribute to the support and development of Gaia GPS. You can always get in touch with us at
Gaia comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature.
►► Maps
• preview maps online at
• download worldwide topo, road, and aerial maps
• use Gaia's unique, streaming, vector, worldwide topo map
• includes the best government topo maps for the US and Canada (USGS, USFS, NRCan)
• unlimited downloads for offline use - no extra charges
►► Sync, Back-up, and Website
• use Gaia everywhere - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and online at
• sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices
• share links to tracks and photos, via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more
• keep your data backed up, effortlessly
►► Map Tools
• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos
• display NEXRAD radar, track data, and Gaia POI data with webpages from our search engine
• import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email
• customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more
►► GaiaPro
Subscribe to GaiaPro to get extra features, maps, and support. The cost is $3.99/month or $39.99/year.
* use to print maps and plan routes
* download multi-layered maps - mix and set opacity for many layers at once
* use MapBox cloudless aerial and street maps, the best and most up-to-date OpenStreetMap available
* view weather forecasts from Wunderground
* set custom icons for waypoints you create
* sync high-resolution photos to GaiaCloud
* dedicated email and phone support from within Gaia GPS Settings
To manage your subscription:
• TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app:
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy:
• Visit the following URL for full terms of use:
►► IMPORTANT - IPOD TOUCH AND WIFI ONLY IPADS - This application will not be fully functional on these devices, unless you have an external GPS attachment. The GPS Recorder and compass will be inactive. You will be able to view maps and waypoints, but you cannot record tracks.
►► GPS WARNING - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

This is absolutely without question the best gps app out there. found in 107 reviews
Offline maps make it a must have for backpacking. found in 35 reviews
to navigate forests and lakes for hunting and fishing. found in 13 reviews
The ability to download maps to your device and review offline is amazing. found in 65 reviews
Best online/offline GPS and topo map app for iOS currently. found in 36 reviews
Best topo app I have found for off road driving. found in 9 reviews
Making trails for hiking and biking was all I wanted from it. found in 5 reviews
It has points of interest that I couldn't find any other way. found in 6 reviews
limited proprietary map sources and short term obsolescence. found in 11 reviews
UPDATED: I got past the login and can use it. found in 1 reviews
but there are some excellent links on gaia's site. found in 3 reviews
Weak link are the map downloads. found in 1 reviews
Great App but Layers Shouldn't Cost Us More. found in 1 reviews
Great map when you don't have network connection. found in 2 reviews
Good But Not For Geotagging DSLR. found in 2 reviews
When there is no internet service. found in 2 reviews
you cannot put it in flight mode to preserve batteries. found in 1 reviews
unfortunately new maps are needed. found in 1 reviews
Works ok but latest UI is a step backward. found in 1 reviews
Unfortunately it appears this app no longer supports snowmobile trails. found in 1 reviews
I like that the dev team is constantly improving the app. found in 2 reviews
Remember to switch maps to open cycle. found in 2 reviews
Other GPS tracking apps correctly register as 0 mph. found in 1 reviews
The bottom line is that you can't rely on it. found in 2 reviews
But also many people have off- line GPS navigation apps installed. found in 2 reviews
but it is not a reliable as Garmin standalone GPS unit. found in 2 reviews
except imcrease max tile download sixe beyond 10000 tiles. found in 2 reviews
I don't have very large maps. found in 2 reviews
But also many people have off-line GPS navigation apps installed. found in 6 reviews
but will not load saved maps. found in 5 reviews
Poor quality maps and interface. found in 2 reviews
However I am disappointed with the app for the following reasons: 1. found in 2 reviews
but had been looking at GPS Kit as well. found in 2 reviews
otherwise don't waste the money. found in 2 reviews
Wow I updated the app and now it doesn't work. found in 2 reviews
Not working on new OS 4 :. found in 2 reviews
rated better for offline maps.  
rated better for save maps.   rated better for fishing spots.  
"This really us the best topo map app you can buy."
"Better than any other topo map app or program I have used."
"and usually have better trail maps than a topo map."
"Previewed several topo map apps before deciding on this one."
"This is the best offline GPS app."
"especially traveling in foreign countries OFFLINE GPS Detail maps."
"Thanks for this low cost alternative for a Offline GPS app."
"This game is just like Max dirt bike and I love it."
"The best dirt bike game I've ever played on iPhone or anywhere else."
"Changeable clothes and dirt bike More levels Checkpoints in the levels."
"This is the best dirt bike game I have come across."
"Dirt bike and jeep at stage 10 kits are awesome."
"but it's enjoyable and quenched my thirst for a bike game."
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This app is popular with:
  • very recommendable for hikers and bikers.
  • Best online/ offline GPS and topo map app for iOS currently.
  • I used this app for dirt bike riding in Foresthill Ca.
  • Fast acquisition of GPS signal and very accurate.
  • Great navigation tool.
  • Map view looks great.
  • Great mapping software.
  • Fun to also take photos along the way.
  • I especially like the features for saving battery life.
  • Great travel companion.
  • "I just downloaded and the search feature fails to work."
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